Material Illusions - Waste
The decline of nature's raw resources increasingly forces us to work with non-virgin materials as opposed to extracting even more of our planets finite goods. Seeing wastestreams as a future quarry, a starting point rather than an end point therefore became the mission of this study.
Common waste materials, such as denim, paper, styrofoam and glass were found and collected from different waste sources thoughout London. These were treated with the same appreciation as raw materials. Through craftsmanship and experimentation these waste materials were developed to Material Illusion - A in a man-made and nature-simultating sample palette.
The names of the materials are named by the illusion which they represent.